|Using the WeBS System|
Using WeBS (Wetland Bird Survey) Support
The WeBS patch 262 introduces the following new elements:
How does this patch work? The patching system utilises the programmability of MapMate to create new recording systems, reports, term lists and structures required by the scheme. This is fully automatic - all you need do is run the patch.
Enter the details of this particular event - like the sample provided above. Note that a maximum of one sample per day is permitted with the current system - the date of that particular day going in the 'Date' field. You can state the sample start and end times and use standard terms for Activities, Birds of Prey and annotate these as disturbances. In any field you can press F2 for a list of possible value and choose from this. The Activity and 'B of P' fields are explained a bit more below as these allow multiple selections.
To assign an activity observation click or tab to the Activity field and press F2. You'll see a screen like this:
You can select any combination of Activities either by clicking the tick box with your mouse or with keyboard only entry using:
When done click OK or Tab to the OK button and press Enter.
Birds of Prey Input
Birds of prey are inputted in a similar way to that above. Click in or Tab to the 'B of P' field and press F2 to see options.
To complete the WeBS recording process all individual species recorded during the visit (=WeBS Event) are simply entered as normal with Data Entry - but using the WeBS method. Please ensure that these records are all identified by entering 'WeBS' in the Method field and then locking it.
You can then enter the species and other attributes as required. Note that the records for species should match the Date for the WeBS Event and have the same Site for the species records to be 'associated' with the scheme and a particular 'Event'.
Your records under WeBS can then be combined with general MapMate querying - including species lists for a site say - or they can be isolated and reported under the WeBS Scheme.
Two reports are provided for WeBS Reporting, these are:
These queries can be used to build others. Queries are available from Analysis > 'User Queries' section.
Two additional queries are exposed for you to use. These are:
Queries are available from Analysis > 'User Queries' section.
For further details please see the WeBS Standard paper Recording Form and F1 Help in MapMate.
Issued: 22 Aug 2003, Revised 11 Oct 2003 for Replicator 207.